ARE YOU LOOKING TO BRING IN OVERSEAS TECHNICIANS
DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS INFORMATION
If you are looking to get technicians in from overseas make sure they have applied for their visa.
If their visa is close to expiry they can call the department to see if their application can be rushed.
Travellers who have a compassionate or compelling reason to travel to Australia will need to have an exemption from the Australian Border Force Commissioner.
Please refer to link below and click ALL OTHERS:
Note: Our industry is seeking technicians for their critical skills
The overseas technician would then need to apply here:
Above is where they would tick compelling and compassionate reason
To support their application they would also have to submit with this application the following:
- Detailed letter from Employer stating why they are critical (this document is crucial to the process and requires a detailed explanation)
- History or proof of prior employment if they have worked in Australia before
The Department confirmed the easiest to get in are people from New Zealand but anyone can apply.
Note: they will need to quarantine on arrival for 14 days and probably quarantine back home as well.
As these rules are continuously changing monitor the progress of the application to see what else may be required.
Please let the NHIA office know if any isssues arise during the application process.
Department of Home Affairs Contact Number 131 881
State Border Closures and the process to Operate as an Essential Service Provider | Provider of Critical Skills
- To Continue Business in South Australia
Please use the industry template to continue business in South Australia and follow this four (4) step process:
: Fill in the details on the word document (download here )
and give it to the employee crossing the border.
Attach Schedule 1 to support letter and refer to 5(1) and 5(2) (download here).
: Also attach the records of close contact (download here)
for a 14 day period commencing from date of arrival (or if in SA for a shorter time keep schedule for entire visit). A close contact person is: being in an enclosed space with someone for 2 hours or longer; within 1.5 metres of a person for 15 minutes or longer, retain the record for 28 days and provide the form to an authorised officer if requested.
Step Four: Please also have available the information of the property you are travelling to and that properties identification code.
- To Continue Business in Tasmania
You would apply as being an essential services provider of “Specialist skills critical to maintaining key industries or businesses. Any specialists required for industry or business continuity and maintenance of competitive operations where the appropriate skills are not available in Tasmania, where the service is time-critical and where the provision of the service requires that the person be physically present in Tasmania”. Click the link here.
- To Continue Business in Western Australia
Step One: Fill in the details on the word document (download here) and give it to the employee crossing the border.
Step Two: Fill in the Western Australia Form. Click the link here to download.
Note that in Essential Traveller Status section of the form tick “Specialist Skills”. In the box below write “As per the definition (j), I am employed in providing artificial breeding services for the cattle industry and are therefore “ A person who is employed or engaged in agricultural or primary industry that requires the person to be physically present in Western Australia “